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Board Structure

Composition of the Governing Authority

American Alliance of Museums

The Alliance shares standards on the composition, roles, and responsibilities of boards.

Museum Board Leadership 2017: A National Report

American Alliance of Museums
The Museum Board Leadership Report grades boards on a wide variety of policies, practices, and performance. The survey was conducted in partnership with BoardSource and Northern Trust.

Immortal Life of a Board Member

American Alliance of Museums

This handout from the Alliance’s 2013 Annual Meeting shares information on the three areas of a board member’s lifecycle: recruitment and onboarding; motivation and engagement; and evaluations and legacy. The handout provides insight on how boards handle recruiting and cultivation, the qualities of successful trustees and high impact governance and sample board survey questions.

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